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FORMER State Enterprises Minister, Gorden Moyo, will lead the MDC Renewal Team’s delegation to the upcoming SADC summit to be hosted in Zimbabwe.

Moyo is now a member of a faction that is pushing for leadership renewal within the MDC and that has been calling for the ouster of Morgan Tsvangirai.

The group said Moyo would present a document outlining their demands for future elections in Zimbabwe.

“The MDC-Renewal-Team will next month dispatch a high level delegation to the SADC heads of state and government summit to be held in the resort town of Victoria Falls which will present a document on the MDC’s demands of holding of future free, fair and undisputed elections in Zimbabwe,” the group said in a statement.

“The Renewal Team will be headed by the head of the International Relations Committee, Gorden Moyo, and the MDC’s document to be presented to the SADC leadership speaks on the reforms which should define the next elections so that Zimbabwe does not hold disputed elections again.”

President Robert Mugabe is expected to assume the chairmanship of the regional bloc at the Victoria Falls summit.

Moyo was unveiled by the Biti faction as head of their international relations committee at a rally held in Mutare last week. The move was seen as a coup by Biti’s smaller group in their fight to win key figures to their side in the opposition movement.

The former cabinet minister resigned from his position as MDC-T provincial leader last month citing lack of leadership following the party’s electoral hammering last July.

Moyo copied his resignation letter to both factions of the MDC-T.

He had claimed that he was going to take a sabbatical from politics while keeping his position as MP for Makokoba constituency until Biti’s surprise announcement last week that he had joined their faction.

The MDC-T has virtually split into two after Tsvangirai rejected calls for him to step aside following his humiliating loss to Mugabe in last year’s general election.

Tsvangirai however, rejects allegations that he has since passed his “sell-by” date arguing he remains Zimbabweans’ best bet to dislodge Mugabe from power.

Source : New Zimbabwe